Doubt any one else is here in Hanoi but if anyone knows anything about these guys, let me know. Although I feel pretty much obligated to check it out...
CAMA have teamed up with Hong Kong based promoters comedy.hk to give Hanoi a rare experience of English language hilarity. Four comedians, James Morlery, Michael Dorsher , Chris Musni and Nick Milne will be flying over the East Sea with a whole load of naughty, off the wall jokes to get you giggling.
As with all funny bastards, it’s better to let them speak for themselves, so I’ll allow let them make the introductions:
"Chris Musni got his comedy start performing at his University graduation dinner by making fun of his professors. Since then he has been performing in Hong Kong, Mainland China and his native San Francisco as well as appearing on TV as a comedian, interviewer, and animated roast duck."
"Nick Milnes missed the last chopper out of Hong Kong in 1997, allowing him to claim that he never came to China but that China came to him. He’s carried on performing his cheeky politicised comedy regardless, even taking it over the border into Mainland China where he’s cleverly avoided falling foul of the censors by insisting on performing only in English."
"Michael Dorsher combines the warmth and openess of a young Tom Cruise with the razor sharp wit of a drag queen. As for his shoes, they belong with the latter aspect of his personality…. since they’re not on a box. Defying his age and defiling his audience’s sense of security, we’re never quite sure what he’s going to do next."
“When James Morley moved to China in 2007, he was so bewildered by Confucianism, Commerce and Chinese Civilization, he simply had to get on stage and start talking about them. Five years on he hasn't stopped, and as audiences in Hong Kong, Bali, the Philippines, Australia and the Edinburgh festival can all attest, he's still as bewildered as ever. Now it's Vietnam's turn to gain skewed insights into the 3'C's from the over-thinking man's comedian.”
With two shows, Saturday at The House of Son Tinh and Sunday at ATK, there should be plenty of chuckles to go around with complimentary shots of Son Tinh liquor for all attendees to help you get your funny bones loosened up.
Ha Ha Ha Noi:
Hong Kong Comedy Tour
Saturday 30 June @ House of Son Tinh
Sunday 1 July @ CAMA ATK
Doors from 7pm; Show starts at 8pm
Drinks Special: buy 1 get 1 Sapporo beer 7pm-8pm
Tickets: 100k in advance; 150k on the door with a free shot of Son Tinh liquor